WHY JOIN THE BSMC?
Anyone can come and enjoy the Bike Shed without being a member, but BSMC Membership has real benefits, all based on the unique community, connection and experience that biking brings all of us.Most importantly – membership means belonging. Club visitors are surrounded by like-minded, loyal visitors who feel like this is their club. And it is. Friendships are made, adventures are planned, and the vibe here is like few other places in London, never mind in the biking world.
We have three main goals…
CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
We’ve now firmly established a Membership Committee to help bring members together for more meets events and rides. They also host a gathering every first Thursday of the month, so you can get properly introduced to your fellow Bike Shed members and get to discover what a fantastic crowd have come together to be part of this epic adventure, plus meet some of the Bike Shed team and get insights on what we are planning net.
You can also enjoy Members-only experiences, like the monthly Captain’s Tables dinners, hosted in our upstairs boardroom by the likes of Fast Freddy Spencer, Charley Boorman, Elspeth Beard, Neil Spalding, and many more. Members also get first-dibs on our new events like the Bike Shed Festival and the Bike Shed Scramble. Subscribe to our newsletter (at the bottom of the Homepage) to see what is going on every week. Members are also invited to our Private Members page on Facebook where we share club information, plus members can arrange meetings and rides, get help and advice anything bike related, and share anything interesting or relevant to other members.
The main benefit of membership for many members is meeting other people, striking up friendships and planning your own experiences and adventures. Many of our members join up to take part in non-bike shed events, or they plan their own trips, rides and meets outside the club and our partners. A few have even gone on jungle-biking holidays together in the far east. Use our community and our space to create your own adventures with the people you get on with best.
and there are other benefits…
Membership is NOT really about discounts (we’re not Starbucks) but we do want to add to the benefits of loyalty and membership, with 10% off your food & drink in the club on weekdays and 10% in the shop on all Bike Shed gear & apparel, and many brands. There’s also free entry to our big-ticket annual events, (worth £60 just for the May show) plus BSMC Membership earns discounts and free upgrades with our partners, free membership to CLUB MOTO LONDON plus the highlighted businesses in our MEMBER’S DIRECTORY with more being added all the time.
Our membership and community of regular customers drives a higher level of staff service. Staff are not simply serving customers, they are taking care of regulars and members; – loyal stakeholders who return much more often than customers do in other types of venue. For some customers this means their coffee and pastry is on the table before they’ve finished parking their bikes, after they were seen riding in.
BEING A STAKEHOLDER
Finally, Membership is a stake in the Bike Shed. The BSMC was founded by dozens of private individuals, and almost all are bike-riders who come to the club regularly. There’s no clever investment plan or money-making scheme, we all just wanted this place to exist. The Founder Members started something special, so by joining them as members, you are helping the club to exist, through your loyalty and companionship, as well as supporting us financially.
We have around 800 members at the time of writing. The membership is what defines us – and we are truly grateful to all of you.
NEW CLUB OPENING IN LA
We have just officially announced our new LA club opening (Oct 2020), we are opening a huge destination venue in Los Angeles, and as all memberships are global, Bike Shed members, wherever they live/joined, will be able to enjoy the added benefits of the private member’s spaces in the new 30,000 square foot DTLA venue, with private bars, dining areas and more. When the LA club is officially announced all Bike Shed Membership prices will go up, but those of you who joined us already will keep your current annual/monthly pricing for the foreseeable future. … So – Whether you live in London or LA, or anywhere, else, now is a good time to apply to join, however, if you are based in LA you will have to wait a few more weeks while we set up the LA pricing and new global database.
*New members based in LA who want to join Bike Shed, and are resident in California should email [email protected]
Check out the full list of member benefits here.